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Join in on Bark's upcoming free hikes and trainings:
Bark Hike Leader Training
Sunday, May 6th
Do you love sharing your enthusiasm for Mt. Hood with others? Ever considered leading a Bark hike? At this hike leader training, we will provide you with all the tools you need to facilitate a meaningful and fun experience in the forest. You will receive a primer in navigation, emergency preparedness, and the art of crafting a conservation-themed hike tailored to a broad audience.
May Ecology Club: The Blooming Phoenix - Wildflowers After Wildfire
Wednesday, May 9th
Wildfire has been a very misunderstood but essential and beneficial aspect of our forests. For this month's Ecology Club talk, Rachel Freifelder, an ecologist specializing in wildfire, climate change and biological invasions, will lead a discussion on these controversial topics in the context of our northwest native ecosystems.
May Bark About Hike: Native Wildflowers in the Charcoal Forest
Sunday, May 13th
Spend Mother’s Day with native wildflowers in an area of Mt. Hood National Forest recently affected by wildfire. See how it blooms. Hike leaders Rachel Freifelder and Lo Goldberg have many years of experience as forest ecologists, and Rachel studied fire ecology as a graduate student at Stanford University. Zak Weinstein of the Native Plant Society of Oregon's Portland Chapter (NPSO-PDX) will add expertise on the plants we see.